Choose to rest on the county cricket, Akram's advice to Bumrah
NEW DELHI: Former fast bowler from Pakistan Wasim akram He could have learned a lot playing county cricket, but he feels like someone like Jasprit Bumrah you should give your body plenty of rest, whenever you can, instead of playing County cricket if such an opportunity arises in the future.
Talking to the former India starter Aakash Chopra At AakashVani, Akram spoke about his journey on the county circuit and also said that times have changed and that the Indian team plays throughout the year and it is important that someone like Bumrah rest his body so he can get back into action fresh and strong.
Indian players play cricket throughout the year. Bumrah is currently the best bowler in India and one of the best in the world. I would also have advised him to rest (when there is no international cricket).
As far as I'm concerned, he used to play six months for Pakistan and six months for Lancashire . But due to time constraints, it becomes difficult in the current era, he explained.
Akram, who holds the record for most test wickets for Pakistan, also stated that he does not rate bowlers in their T20 performances, but judges them based on their performances in the longest formats.
He also urged young people to focus more on first-class cricket to make significant improvements to their game.
To further hone their skills, young players should play more first-class cricket, Akram said.
T20 is amazing, good entertainment, fun and there is money and I totally agree with the importance of money in a sport and for the players.
But I don't judge bowlers based on their T20 performance. I do it on the basis of seeing how they are doing in longer formats, he added.